Idaho House Republican Legislative Ratings



James S. “Jim” Addis (R)
jaddis@house.idaho.gov
District 4
House Seat A
P.O. Box 645, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 83816
Home (208) 209-7175
Statehouse (208) 332-1065 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

Addis didn't even make it through his first term before abandoning the GOP Platform. He has proven to be just another phony, tax and spend RINO.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Paul Amador (R)
pamador@house.idaho.gov
District 4
House Seat B
333 W. Vista Drive, Coeur d’Alene, 83815
Home (208) 497-2470
Statehouse (208) 332-1048 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Neil A. Anderson (R)
nanderson@house.idaho.gov
District 31
House Seat A
71 S. 700 W., Blackfoot, 83221
Home (208) 684-3723
Statehouse (208) 332-1086 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

In 2018 voted YES on House Bill 585, a bill that would have violated the Second Amendment rights and due process for certain midemeanor offenders.

Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Robert Anderst (R)
randerst@house.idaho.gov
District 12
House Seat A
7401 E. Grey Lag Drive, Nampa, 83687
Home (208) 440-6565
Statehouse (208) 332-1178 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Kevin Andrus (R)
kandrus@house.idaho.gov
District 28
House Seat B
6948 E. Old Oregon Trail, Lava Hot Springs, ID, 83246
Home (208) 332-1045
Statehouse (208) 332-1045 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

First Term. Keeping a close eye on his votes


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Randy Armstrong (R)
armstrong@house.idaho.gov
District 28
House Seat A
P.O. Box 8, Inkom, 83245
Home (208) 251-8157
Statehouse (208) 332-1046 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Pre. P8
Art. I, S. 5D
Art. V, S. 7
Art. VI, S. 7
Art. X
This legislation will provide for a legislative council on federal lands issues. A vote against this bill is a vote against State Sovereignty.
Pre. P8
Art. I, S. 5D
Create a committee on federalism. The committee will monitor and review federal acts, laws and regulations that may potentially impact the jurisdiction, governance and sovereignty of the State of Idaho. A vote against this bill is a vote against the original intent of the Constitution.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Vito Barbieri (R)
vbar@house.idaho.gov
District 2
House Seat A
564 E. Prairie Avenue, Dalton Gardens, 83815
Home (208) 620-0873
Statehouse (208) 332-1177 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

Recommendation: Barbieri's voting record is good. But since given a committee chairmanship he has been known to carry water for the RINO GOP Leadership. In 2014, Rep Barnieri sponsored a bill to exempt legislative email from Freedom Of Information Act Requests. This was a Leadership bill that Barbieri carried. Barbieri has a good history. While we recommend support, we also urge voters to keep their eyes open.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Scott Bedke (R)
sbedke@house.idaho.gov
District 27
House Seat A
P.O. Box 89, Oakley, ID, 83346
Home (208) 862-3619
Statehouse (208) 332-1123 (Session Only)
Anyone But Bedke
Platform Violations: 2019

Speaker Scott Bedke is in his 10th term. He is one of the worst RINOs in the Idaho Legislature. His voting record is dismal. He ranks lower on the Idaho Freedom Index than some Democrats. We urge you to run Scott Bedke's name through our Cash Tracker. Scott Bedke controls members through his tremendous campaign finance coffer.



Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Megan Blanksma (R)
mblanksma@house.idaho.gov
District 23
House Seat B
595 S. Thacker Road, Hammett, ID, 83627
Home (208) 366-7976
Statehouse (208) 332-1054 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2D, 2F, S. 3C
2/28/19 Committee vote. Creates a bureaucratic Naturopathic Licensure Board. Increasing barriers to entry by Licensing Naturopathic physicians and creating licensing fees.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Judy Boyle (R)
jboyle@house.idaho.gov
District 9
House Seat B
P.O. Box 57, Midvale, ID, 83645
Home (208) 355-3225
Bus (208) 355-3225
Statehouse (208) 332-1064 (Session Only)
FAX (208) 355-3225
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

Boyle's Freedom Index Score for 2018 was only a 78%. Although an NRA member, Boyle has steadfastly refused to co-sponsor solid pro gun legislation sponsored by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISAA). The ISAA is the only no-compromise Second Amendment organization to fight and win victories for gun legislation in Idaho.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Greg Chaney (R)
gchaney@house.idaho.gov
District 10
House Seat B
P.O. Box 489, Caldwell, ID, 83606
Home (208) 322-1055
Statehouse (208) 332-1055 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

While his Freedom Index Scores for 2018 was an 88.9%, Rep. Greg Chaney has been questionable on some Second Amendment related bills. In 2018 voted YES on House Bill 585, a bill that would have violated the Second Amendment rights and due process for certain midemeanor offenders. HB 585 was oposed by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISAA).


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P8
Art. I, S. 5D
Create a committee on federalism. The committee will monitor and review federal acts, laws and regulations that may potentially impact the jurisdiction, governance and sovereignty of the State of Idaho. A vote against this bill is a vote against the original intent of the Constitution.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Chad Christensen (R)
cchristensen@house.idaho.gov
District 32
House Seat B
3890 E. 65th South, Ammon, ID, 83406
Home (208) 419-3020
Statehouse (208) 332-1183 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Chad Christensen defeated former Rep. Tom Loertscher against overwhelming odds. Read more about this race in our article entitled, "Why Follow The Money?" Rep. Christensen is truning out to be an excelent Liberty Legislator.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Lance W. Clow (R)
lclow@house.idaho.gov
District 24
House Seat A
2170 Bitterroot Drive, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Home (208) 733-5767
Statehouse (208) 332-1188 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

In 2018 voted YES on House Bill 585, a bill that would have violated the Second Amendment rights and due process for certain midemeanor offenders. HB 585 was oposed by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISAA).


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P7, P8
This legislation will require that all pending administrative rules shall be affirmatively approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, via a concurrent resolution. Executive Branch agencies have run amok. This legislation would curtail capricious and nefarious rule making by these agencies and place the responsibility for their adoption in the hands of the Legislature, where it belongs. A NO vote on this bill is an affront to our republican form of government.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P8
Art. I, S. 5D
Create a committee on federalism. The committee will monitor and review federal acts, laws and regulations that may potentially impact the jurisdiction, governance and sovereignty of the State of Idaho. A vote against this bill is a vote against the original intent of the Constitution.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2F
H0217 would require a vote before a city uses urban renewal funds (from property tax dollars) to build a sports stadium. Use of tax dollars to provide for special interests is open to abuse and crony capitalism. At a minimum, the public needs to have a say.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Gary E. Collins (R)
gcollins@house.idaho.gov
District 10
House Seat B
P.O. Box 489, Caldwell, ID, 83606
Home (208) 322-1055
Statehouse (208) 332-1055 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Gary Collins contributed $500.00 to former Rep. Tom Loertscher AFTER he had lost the 2018 Republican Primary to Rep. Chad Christiesen. This violated the will of the Republicans in District 32, who placed their trust in the Republican Primary system, and reflects hypocrisy on the part of those legislators calling for party unity.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Brent J. Crane (R)
bcrane@house.idaho.gov
District 13
House Seat A
P.O. Box 86, Nampa, ID, 83653
Bus (208) 466-0613
Statehouse (208) 332-1058 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 84%. Rep. Crane cannot fully be trusted. Crane is a Republican apparatchik before he is a conservative and will vote Party over Principle under pressure. While he maintains a conservative profile, he campaigns for and supports RINO legislators around the state. In 2016, he campaigned in District 5 for notorious RINO Caroline Troy, who consistently votes against the GOP Platform.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Thomas Dayley (R)
tdayley@house.idaho.gov
District 24
House Seat A
2170 Bitterroot Drive, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Home (208) 733-5767
Statehouse (208) 332-1188 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Thomad Dayley contributed $500.00 to former Rep. Tom Loertscher AFTER he had lost the 2018 Republican Primary to Rep. Chad Christiesen. This violated the will of the Republicans in District 32, who placed their trust in the Republican Primary system, and reflects hypocrisy on the part of those legislators calling for party unity.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Gayann DeMordaunt (R)
gdemordaunt@house.idaho.gov
District 14
House Seat B
1017 S. Arbor Island Way, Eagle, ID, 83616
Home (208) 938-4845
Statehouse (208) 332-1057 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 91.8%.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Sage G. Dixon (R)
sdixon@house.idaho.gov
District 1
House Seat B
P.O. Box 206, Ponderay, ID, 83852
Home (208) 610-4800
Statehouse (208) 332-1185 (Session Only)
Support
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 93.4%.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Barbara Ehardt (R)
behardt@house.idaho.gov
District 33
House Seat A
961 J Street, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
Home (208) 332-1189
Statehouse (208) 332-1189 (Session Only)
Support
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 95.1%.



Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Rod Furniss (R)
rfurniss@house.idaho.gov
District 35
House Seat B
346 N. 4456 East, Rigby, ID, 83442
Home (208) 589-1100
Statehouse (208) 332-1056 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Furniss successfully challenged real conservative, Karey Hanks. If Furniss was such a conservative, why challenge a real one? When Rep. Furniss was questioned his support for SJR101, aka Marsy's Law, his responses were political double talk instead of straight answers. Marsy's Law is viewed by the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance as back door Gun Control.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P5, P7, P8
Art. IV
Art. XII. S. 1A, 1C, S. 2A
Adds to and amends existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols. A vote against this bill is a vote against a very profitable crop that could promote a clean environment, profitable agricultural endeavours and would be a significant boon to Idaho's economy.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Terry Gestrin (R)
tgestrin@house.idaho.gov
District 8
House Seat A
P.O. Box 399, Donnelly, ID, 83615
Home (208) 634-6450
Statehouse (208) 332-1124 (Session Only)
Support
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 88.1%.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Marc Gibbs (R)
mgibbs@house.idaho.gov
District 32
House Seat A
632 Highway 34, Grace, ID, 83241
Home (208) 425-3385
Statehouse (208) 332-1042 (Session Only)
Anyone But Gibbs
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 64.8%.



Bill
Platform
Comments
No Number
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2C, S. 3C
2/21/19 Voted against a repeal of Obama-Care Expansion in Health & Welfare committee.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2D, 2F, S. 3C
2/28/19 Committee vote. Creates a bureaucratic Naturopathic Licensure Board. Increasing barriers to entry by Licensing Naturopathic physicians and creating licensing fees.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Priscilla Giddings (R)
pgiddings@house.idaho.gov
District 7
House Seat A
P.O. Box 43, White Bird, ID, 83554
Home (208) 570-8616
Statehouse (208) 332-1033 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep Priscilla Giddings is the most courageous conservative member of the Idaho Legislature. She is a staunch defender of Liberty and consistently stands up to the RINO/Establishment House Leadership. Full Support is recommended.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Bill Goesling (R)
bgoesling@house.idaho.gov
District 5
House Seat A
1141 Paradise Ridge Road, Moscow, ID, 83843
Home (208) 596-2001
Statehouse (208) 332-1175 (Session Only)
Anyone But Goesling
Platform Violations: 2019

Goesling is a Tax and Spend RINO. We recommend getting rid of him ASAP, even if it means voting for the Democrat.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
John Green (R)
jgreen@house.idaho.gov
District 2
House Seat B
P.O. Box 817, Post Falls, ID, 83854
Home (208) 620-1506
Statehouse (208) 332-1070 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. John Green is in his first term, but is proving hemself to be a champion for Liberty. Rep. John Green cosponsored the Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act (AHRA). Full moral and financial support is recommended.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Steven Harris (R)
sharris@house.idaho.gov
Steven Harris (R)
sharris@house.idaho.gov
District 21
House Seat A
3432 E. Plympton Drive, Meridian, ID, 83642
Home (208) 861-8638
Statehouse (208) 332-1043 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 96.7%. Rep. Steve Harris has abdicated his role to protect Life and Liberty to lobbyists. He refuses to allow a hearing on the Idaho Abortion Humand Rights Act, claiming that certain Pro-Life Groups oppose the bill. To whom does Harris owe his allegiance, Lobbyists or his constituents?


Bill
Platform
Comments
No Number
Pre. P4
Art XIV, S. 3A, 3B, 3C
The Abortion Humand Rights Act (AHRA) is being denied a print hearing in the House by Rep. Steve Harris, and in the Senate by Sen. Fred Martin.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Linda Wright Hartgen (R)
Lhartgen@house.idaho.gov
District 24
House Seat B
1681 Wildflower Lane, Twin Falls, ID, 83301
Home (208) 733-5790
Statehouse (208) 332-1061 (Session Only)
Anyone But Hartgen
Platform Violations: 2019

Linda Hartgen is the wife of notorious RINO Stephen Hartgen. Rep. Hartgen is following in her RINO husband's footsteps.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P5, P7, P8
Art. IV
Art. XII. S. 1A, 1C, S. 2A
Adds to and amends existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols. A vote against this bill is a vote against a very profitable crop that could promote a clean environment, profitable agricultural endeavours and would be a significant boon to Idaho's economy.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2F
H0217 would require a vote before a city uses urban renewal funds (from property tax dollars) to build a sports stadium. Use of tax dollars to provide for special interests is open to abuse and crony capitalism. At a minimum, the public needs to have a say.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
James Holtzclaw (R)
jholtzclaw@house.idaho.gov
District 20
House Seat B
3720 N. Heritage View Avenue, Meridian, ID, 83646
Home (208) 284-9542
Statehouse (208) 332-1041 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 81.1%


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Wendy Horman (R)
WendyHorman@house.idaho.gov
District 30
House Seat B
1860 Heather Circle, Idaho Falls, ID, 83406
Home (208) 522-4387
Statehouse (208) 332-1071 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 69.7%


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P5, P7, P8
Art. IV
Art. XII. S. 1A, 1C, S. 2A
Adds to and amends existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols. A vote against this bill is a vote against a very profitable crop that could promote a clean environment, profitable agricultural endeavours and would be a significant boon to Idaho's economy.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Clark Kauffman (R)
ckauffman@house.idaho.gov
District 25
House Seat B
3791 N. 2100 E., Filer, ID, 83328
Home (208) 326-4131
Statehouse (208) 332-1182 (Session Only)
FAX (208) 326-4132
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 67.6%. Rep. Clark Kauffman contributed $500.00 to former Rep. Tom Loertscher AFTER he had lost the 2018 Republican Primary to Rep. Chad Christiesen. This violated the will of the Republicans in District 32, who placed their trust in the Republican Primary system, and reflects hypocrisy on the part of those legislators calling for party unity.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Ryan Kerby (R)
rkerby@house.idaho.gov
District 9
House Seat A
5470 Highway 52, New Plymouth, ID, 83655
Home (208) 739-0190
Statehouse (208) 332-1166 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 77.0%


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Art. XIII, S. 2A, 2D, 2E
A vote against this bill was a vote against government transparency, as it denies parents critical opt-out information concerning immunization requirements.
Pre. P8
Art. I, S. 5D
Create a committee on federalism. The committee will monitor and review federal acts, laws and regulations that may potentially impact the jurisdiction, governance and sovereignty of the State of Idaho. A vote against this bill is a vote against the original intent of the Constitution.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Mike Kingsley (R)
mkingsley@house.idaho.gov
District 20
District 6
House Seat B
3413 Bluebird Circle, Lewiston, ID, 83501
Home (208) 791-4205
Statehouse (208) 332-1133 (Session Only)
Cautiously Support
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 86.1%. Rep Kingsley opposes legalization of industrial Hemp. We see this as being against Idaho Sovereignty and Idaho agriculture. We advise voters to keep an eye on Kingsley for conservative consistency.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Laurie Lickley (R)
LLickley@house.idaho.gov
District 25
House Seat A
445 E. 400 South, Jerome, ID, 83338
Home (208) 420-7975
Statehouse (208) 332-1024 (Session Only)
Anyone But Lickley
Platform Violations: 2019

This is Rep. Lickley's first term. We think she needs a primary challenger next election.


Bill
Platform
Comments
No Number
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2C, S. 3C
2/21/19 Voted against a repeal of Obama-Care Expansion in Health & Welfare committee.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2D, 2F, S. 3C
2/28/19 Committee vote. Creates a bureaucratic Naturopathic Licensure Board. Increasing barriers to entry by Licensing Naturopathic physicians and creating licensing fees.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2F
H0217 would require a vote before a city uses urban renewal funds (from property tax dollars) to build a sports stadium. Use of tax dollars to provide for special interests is open to abuse and crony capitalism. At a minimum, the public needs to have a say.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Gary Marshall (R)
gmarshall@house.idaho.gov
District 30
House Seat A
5714 N. 26th West, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
Home (208) 313-5712
Statehouse (208) 332-1081 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

This is Rep. Marshall's first term.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P5, P7, P8
Art. IV
Art. XII. S. 1A, 1C, S. 2A
Adds to and amends existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols. A vote against this bill is a vote against a very profitable crop that could promote a clean environment, profitable agricultural endeavours and would be a significant boon to Idaho's economy.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Ron Mendive (R)
rmendive@house.idaho.gov
District 3
House Seat A
3732 S. Dusty Lane, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 83814
Home (208) 667-9330
Statehouse (208) 332-1040 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 94.3%. Ron Mendive is a consistent champion of Liberty. We urge your full moral and financial support.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Jason A. Monks (R)
jmonks@house.idaho.gov
District 22
House Seat B
3865 S. Black Cat Road, Nampa, ID, 83687
Bus (208) 884-8684
Statehouse (208) 332-1036 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 92.6%.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Dorothy Moon (R)
dmoon@house.idaho.gov
District 8
House Seat B
H.C. 67 / Box 304, Stanley, ID, 83278
Home (208) 838-3714
Statehouse (208) 332-1180 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 96.7%. Rep. Moon is an expert on the Idaho Public Lands issue. She has been a long time advocate of returning Idaho's land to Idahoans. We urge complete moral and financial support to Rep. Dorothy Moon.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Mike Moyle (R)
mmoyle@house.idaho.gov
Majority Leader
House Seat A
480 N. Plummer Road, Star, ID, 83669
Statehouse (208) 332-1122 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 84.8%. Rep. Mike Moyle is a long term member of the Idaho House of Representatives. While he vascillates in terms of his voting record, we think he needs a Republican Primary challenge to remind him just whom he works for. Mike Moyle is over 96% funded by PACs and corporations.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Tammy Nichols (R)
tnichols@house.idaho.gov
District 11
House Seat B
10 S. Hawthorne Drive #651, Middleton, ID, 83644
Home (208) 917-2409
Statehouse (208) 332-1044 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

Even though this is Rep. Nichols' first term, she is proving to be a champion of liberty. Rep. Nichols is a particular champion of Second Amendment issues. We recommend full moral and financial support.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Joe Palmer (R)
jPalmer@house.idaho.gov
District 20
House Seat A
1524 N. Meridian Road, Meridian, ID, 83642
Bus (208) 887-9488
Statehouse (208) 332-1062 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 84.8%.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Britt Raybould (R)
braybouldd@house.idaho.gov
District 34
House Seat B
P.O. Box 653, Rexburg, ID, 83440
Home (208) 419-0768
Bus (208) 419-0768
Statehouse (208) 332-1173 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Dell Raybould contributed $700.00 to former Rep. Tom Loertscher after Loertscher lost the 2018 Republican Primary to Rep. Chad Christiesen. This violated the will of the Republicans in District 32, who placed their trust in the Republican Primary system, and reflects hypocrisy on the part of those legislators calling for party unity.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P5, P7, P8
Art. IV
Art. XII. S. 1A, 1C, S. 2A
Adds to and amends existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols. A vote against this bill is a vote against a very profitable crop that could promote a clean environment, profitable agricultural endeavours and would be a significant boon to Idaho's economy.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Art. XIII, S. 2A, 2D, 2E
A vote against this bill was a vote against government transparency, as it denies parents critical opt-out information concerning immunization requirements.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Jerald Raymond (R)
jraymond@house.idaho.gov
District 35
House Seat A
3352 E. 750 North, Menan, ID, 83434
Home (208) 317-8777
Statehouse (208) 332-1179 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

This is Jerald Raymond's 1st Term.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P5, P7, P8
Art. IV
Art. XII. S. 1A, 1C, S. 2A
Adds to and amends existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols. A vote against this bill is a vote against a very profitable crop that could promote a clean environment, profitable agricultural endeavours and would be a significant boon to Idaho's economy.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Doug Ricks (R)
dricks@house.idaho.gov
District 34
House Seat A
140 S. 3rd East, Rexburg, ID, 83440
Home (208) 557-9665
Statehouse (208) 332-1053 (Session Only)
Anyone But Ricks
Platform Violations: 2019

With the help of Sportsmen For Idaho, a notorious Democrat front PAC, Rep. Doug Ricks beat incumbet conservative Rep. Ronald Nate. We recommend voting against Rep. Ricks at all costs, even if it means voting for the Democrat.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P5, P7, P8
Art. IV
Art. XII. S. 1A, 1C, S. 2A
Adds to and amends existing law to provide legislative intent; to provide for research, production, and regulation of hemp; and to provide an exception regarding tetrahydrocannabinols. A vote against this bill is a vote against a very profitable crop that could promote a clean environment, profitable agricultural endeavours and would be a significant boon to Idaho's economy.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Heather Scott (R)
hscott@house.idaho.gov
District 1
House Seat A
P.O. Box 134, Blanchard, ID, 83804
Home (208) 920-3120
Statehouse (208) 332-1190 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index Score: 99.2%. Heather Scott is an outstanding champion of Liberty. She and Rep. John Green cosponsored the Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act (AHRA). In 2016, Rep. Scott was stripped of her committe assignments by RINO Scott Bedke for speaking out against cronyism in how committee chairmanships were granted. Rep. Scott and Rep. Priscilla Giddings are the two most courageous statesmen to occupy the Idaho Legislature in decades. We recommend full moral and financial support. You can read more at: RepHeatherScott.com.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Paul E. Shepherd (R)
pshepherd@house.idaho.gov
District 7
House Seat B
P.O. Box 277, Riggins, ID, 83549
Home (208) 628-3695
Bus (208) 628-3695
Statehouse (208) 332-1067 (Session Only)
FAX (208) 628-3695
Support
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 92.2%.

Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Thyra Stevenson (R)
tstevenson@house.idaho.gov
District 6
House Seat A
(Served 1 term, House 2012-2014)
P.O. Box 369, 511 Walnut Street, Nezperce, ID, 83543
Home (208) 305-2800
Bus 208-400-0634
Statehouse (208) 332-1184 (Session Only)
Support
Platform Violations: 2019


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Scott A. Syme (R)
ssyme@house.idaho.gov
District 11
House Seat A
206 S. 9th Avenue / Suite 105, Caldwell, ID, 83605
Home (208) 573-9301
Statehouse (208) 332-1047 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 79.5%.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Caroline Nilsson Troy (R)
cntroy@house.idaho.gov
District 5
House Seat B
2794 Highway 95, Genesee, ID, 83832
Home (208) 285-0182
Statehouse (208) 332-1035 (Session Only)
Anyone But Troy
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Troy consistently votes against the Republican Party Platform. In past years, she has voted for huge tax increases, increased welfare, burdensome regulations and increased size in government. She is one of the biggest RINOs in the Legislature.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Pre. P6, P7
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
John Vander Woude (R)
jvanderwoude@house.idaho.gov
District 22
House Seat A
(Served 1 term, House 2006-2008)
5311 Ridgewood Road, Nampa, ID, 83687
Home (208) 888-4210
Statehouse (208) 332-1037 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for smal railroads. Crony Capitalism
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Jarom Wagoner
jwagoner@house.idaho.gov
District 10
House Seat A
11846 Linden Road, Caldwell, ID, 83605
Home (208) 761-2914
Statehouse (208) 332-1052 (Session Only)
Anyone But Wagoner
Platform Violations: 2019

Consistently votes with Democrats. One of Idaho's worst RINOs.


Bill
Platform
Comments
No Number
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2C, S. 3C
2/21/19 Voted against a repeal of Obama-Care Expansion in Health & Welfare committee.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Adds to existing law to provide immunity from civil liability and criminal prosecution for first responders who provide certain aid to a dog or cat. This violates the property owner's rights and places the nonexistent "rights" of animals above that of humans. It is aso a violation of due process.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Art. XIII, S. 2A, 2D, 2E
A vote against this bill was a vote against government transparency, as it denies parents critical opt-out information concerning immunization requirements.
Pre. P8
Art. I, S. 5D
Create a committee on federalism. The committee will monitor and review federal acts, laws and regulations that may potentially impact the jurisdiction, governance and sovereignty of the State of Idaho. A vote against this bill is a vote against the original intent of the Constitution.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2D, 2F, S. 3C
2/28/19 Committee vote. Creates a bureaucratic Naturopathic Licensure Board. Increasing barriers to entry by Licensing Naturopathic physicians and creating licensing fees.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Tony Wisniewski (R)
Wisniewski5384@house.idaho.gov
District 3
House Seat B
P.O. Box 2483, Post Falls, ID, 83854
Home (208) 889-3437
Statehouse (208) 332-1060 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

This is Rep. Wisniewski's first term. Things are looking good here.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Fred Wood (R)
fwood@house.idaho.gov
District 27
House Seat B
P.O. Box 1207, Burley, ID, 83318-0828
Home (208) 312-1056
Statehouse (208) 332-1074 (Session Only)
Anyone But Wood
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Fred Wood is also known as Rep. "Dead" Wood by conservatives. As the chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee he has consistently refused to allow a vote on conservative bills. He is a Tax & Spend Democrat in disguise. A vote for a Democrat would be an improvement over Fred Wood. "Fire Wood"


Bill
Platform
Comments
No Number
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2C, S. 3C
2/21/19 Voted against a repeal of Obama-Care Expansion in Health & Welfare committee.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D
$15 million in corporate welfare for small railroads. Crony Capitalism.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P7, P8
This legislation will require that all pending administrative rules shall be affirmatively approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, via a concurrent resolution. Executive Branch agencies have run amok. This legislation would curtail capricious and nefarious rule making by these agencies and place the responsibility for their adoption in the hands of the Legislature, where it belongs. A NO vote on this bill is an affront to our republican form of government.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Art. XIII, S. 2A, 2D, 2E
A vote against this bill was a vote against government transparency, as it denies parents critical opt-out information concerning immunization requirements.
Pre. P7
Art. IX
Art. XIII, S. 2D, 2E, 2F
Art. XIV, S. 1A
Art. XVI
This legislation buttresses Idaho's Child Protection Policy by notifying parents or guardians of their legal rights with respect to child protection investigations. A vote against this bill is a vote against due process, government transparency and parental rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Art. XIII, S. 1, S. 2D, 2F, S. 3C
2/28/19 Committee vote. Creates a bureaucratic Naturopathic Licensure Board. Increasing barriers to entry by Licensing Naturopathic physicians and creating licensing fees.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D, 1E
Art XIII. S. 1, S. 2B, 2C, 2D, S. 3 C
A vote against H0277 is a vote against fiscal responsibility and the disastrous financial consequences of unchecked Medicaid/Obamacare expansion. This bill attempted to curtail runaway growth.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Julianne Young (R)
jyoung@house.idaho.gov
District 31
House Seat B
275 N. 400 West, Blackfoot, ID, 83221
Home (208) 201-1898
Statehouse (208) 332-1038 (Session Only)
Watch Carefully
Platform Violations: 2019

This is Rep. Young's first term. The jury is out.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Rick D. Youngblood (R))
ryoungblood@house.idaho.gov
District 12
House Seat B
12612 Smith Avenue, Nampa, ID, 83651
Home (208) 412-5107
Bus (208) 412-5107
Statehouse (208) 332-1059 (Session Only)
Oppose
Platform Violations: 2019

2018 Freedom Index score: 73.0%


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. VII, S. 2A, 2C
Increased fees for licensees due to an operating shortfall. Irresponsible government management of a program should not be simply placed on the shoulders of those the government regulates.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
Increase the maximum Forest Practices assessment from $0.10 an acre per year to $0.20 an acre per year. Decreased expenditure could be used instead of increasing taxes. Given the other wasteful spending, this is a violation of various "responsible government" clauses in the Platform.
Art. XVI, S. 3A, 3B
This legislation provides for judicial discretion in such sentencing in instances where the prescribed minimum sentence would result in a manifest injustice, and where the prescribed minimum sentence is not deemed necessary for the protection of the public. The punishment must fit the crime. A vote against this bill is a vote against common sense and justice.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $27,000 per year to track maternal deaths.
Pre. P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. IX
Allows every county the option of making a determination as to whether it is necessary, prudent or fiscally responsible to develop a "Comprehensive Plan" or "Land Use Code". Currently the state requires a plan. This requirement wastes taxpayer's money. Additionally, zoning and planning laws interfere with the right of an individual to develop their property as they see fit. A vote against this bill was a vote for bigger government and diminished individual property rights.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Pre. P3, P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
H0187 is an appropriations bill for the funding of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. This is an eregious waste of taxpayers money. There should not be any preference or special consideration of any class of people based on race, creed or ethnicity. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs should be abolished.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriation to the Public Health Districts. 4.9% increase in budget including line items not requested by agency or the governor. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6
Art. I, S. 2A, 2B, 2F
Allows small taxing districts to increase their budgets beyond the statutory limit allowing them to grow their budgets without any voter input. This is a proverbial Pandora's Box of wasteful government spending.
Pre. P3
Art. IX
This bill is a violation of the US Constitution's 4th Amendment. It allows for arrest without warrant. This is an extremely dangerous bill.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D, 5B
Appropriates for STEM Action Center. Expenditure in 2016 was $558,000 and has grown to $5.7 million in FY2020. From FY 16-FY19 $9.9 of general fund dollars have been appropriated. Large expenditure of money for a program with no demonstratable results. Wasteful spending.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. III, S4
H0226 was a bloated appropriations bill designed to empower and expand the education bureaucracy without serving the public.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."
Art. I, S. 1A, S. 2A, 2B
This bill amends Idaho Code §§ 25-1122 and 25-1160 establishing increased maximum fees for ownership and transportation certifications; increased maximum brand inspection fees for, horses, mules, and asses; to provide for equine farm service fees. Yet another tax increase.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Art. XIII, S. 1A, S. 2B, 2C, S. 3A, 3C
This is an FY 2019 supplemental appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Medicaid. Massive spending bill. Medicaid is socialized medical welfare. Government should not be in the Health Care business.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A, 1E
Arms new investigators in the Attorney General's Office with ballistic vests and pistols after they create a new unit called the Criminal Disability Investigations Unit (that was "directed" by 2015 Congressional action). This follows federal policy of arming various departments of the government that have no need to be armed. The federal govenment is not paying for this federal mandate. We view this as an unnecessary and further militarization of non-police government agencies.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
The fiscal impact of this supplemental appropriation bill is a net reduction of $2,000,000 from the General Fund. This is a massive spending bill for social welfare programs that should be abolished, including so-called home visitation.
Pre. P5, P6, P7, P8
Art. I, S. 1A, 1D. S. 2E. S. 3B. S. 5D
Art XIII S 1. S 2B, 2C, 2D
S1171 is the Obama Care (Medicaid) Expansion funding bill. It is an unconstitutional federal mandate at every level. 2018's Proposition 2, mandated implementation of Obama Care Expansion, yet provided no method for funding it. The correct action for the Legislature would have been to repeal the citizen initiative, not fund it. This is quite possibly the worst bill of the legislative session.
Christy Zito (R)
czito@house.idaho.gov
District 23
House Seat A
8821 Old Highway 30, Hammett, ID, 83627
Home (208) 590-4633
Statehouse (208) 332-1181 (Session Only)
Gold Medal Conservative
Platform Violations: 2019

Rep. Zito is a champion of conservative principles and a solid Pro-Second Amendment Legislator. She has sponsored many excellent Pr0-2A bills and works tirelessly onbehalf of freedom. We urge complete moral and financial support for Rep. Christy Zito.


Bill
Platform
Comments
Bryan Zollinger (R)
bzollinger@house.idaho.gov
District 33
House Seat B
2355 S. Bellin Road, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
Home (208) 206-3086
Statehouse (208) 332-1073 (Session Only)
Support
Platform Violations: 2019


Bill
Platform
Comments
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1A
Requires that the Idaho Department of Transportation develop an electronic verification system to monitor the status of insurance coverage as to all registered vehicles. This is an expensive and unnecessary waste of taxpayer money. It could put legitimately insured drivers at risk of being falsely identified as lacking insurance. We don't need this program.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I S. 1D
Adds to existing law to provide that syringe and needle exchange programs may be established with certain conditions by Private groups. We count this bill as a violation of the Platform because the resulting regulations and cost requirements would bring the government into play in an area that is not a prerogitive of government. This bill also violates common sense, in that it encourages drug addiction.
Art. XVI, S. 1A
This bill is not about child molesters. Idaho law lumps sexual interaction between a 22 year old and a 17 year old into the child molester category, even it the encounter was consensual or one party lied about their age. This one-size-fits-all approach could needlessly strip a potentially innocent 22 year old of his 2nd Amendment rights forever.
Pre. P6, P7
Art. I, S. 1D
The estimated cost is $200,000 per year for a completely unnecessary "Wolf Control Board."

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